Now that you’ve raked in some money from the red packets, it’s time to treat yo’ self! Here are five (non-Chinese, don’t worry) fancy places to splash that cash.
Any French food connoisseur will tell you that the ambience of a restaurant can make or break it. Gunther’s does not disappoint, with an elegant interior featuring luxury furniture and Art-Noveau decor. The highlight here, however, is the delicious food. Reviewers have raved about the award-winning Cold Angel Hair Pasta, and juicy Carpaccio of Wagyu Beef, and we know someone who comes here specifically for their delicious butter and bread. Nestled in a quaint shophouse and located conveniently between Bugis and City Hall, there’s simply nothing to dislike about Gunther’s fancy French done right!
Find it at 36 Purvis Street #01-03 Singapore (188613)
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Arguably the jewel in the crown of One Fullerton, this two Michelin star eatery is an intimate, 14-seater sushi spot serving up authentic Japanese gems. Think minimal wood seats paired with subtle taupe tones and sublime eats and you’ve got the right picture. The cooked dishes are excellent, but the true superstars of the menu are the raw seafood. With ingredients flown in from Tsukiji Market daily, if you’re craving some great Edomae sushi omakase or looking for elegant Japanese fare, this is the place for you!
Find it at 1 Fullerton Road #02-02A One Fullerton Singapore (049213)
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We’re not saying this is the fanciest place out there, but what it lacks in grandiose flourishes, it makes up for in taste. This simple shophouse may not seem like much at first glance, but don’t let the unassuming exterior and rustic interior (we’re talking European cabin-style decor here) fool you – the service and food are top-notch. They’ve got plenty of European delights from land and sea, including Angel Hair Pasta With Lobster, plump escargots, that tough-to-find Raclette, and more. We’re pretty partial to their selection of wagyu ourselves. Located on a cosy stretch of River Valley Road, and with quick, unobtrusive service, this place will surprise you in all the best ways.
Find it at 227 River Valley Road Singapore (238285)
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Lovers of jazzed up Thai food should put Yhingthai Palace on their lists. Just a couple of doors down from Gunther’s, this Bib Gourmand eatery serves up authentic and flavourful nosh in an ornate setting. The food here definitely comes with the signature ‘kick’ that Thai food fanatics are so fond of, and the sight of a table filled with these aromatic masterpieces will get your mouth watering for sure. For a wide array of Thai and Chinese dishes, this is place is ideal if you and your friends can’t settle on just one cuisine to have for dinner.
Find it at 36 Purvis Street #01-04 Singapore (188613)
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Hailed as Singapore’s premier North Indian restaurant, this restaurant presents Indian fusion food in an extravagant manner. Helmed by Chef Hermant Oberoi, who has cooked for the likes of Barack Obama and Brad Pitt, the menu draws on culinary inspiration from all over India. With fresh spices flown in specially from the sub-continent, this is the place to go if you’re craving some curry after days of reunion dinners.
Find it at 163 Tanglin Road #01-28/33 Tanglin Mall Singapore (247933)
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